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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
(617) 247-7747
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Ranked #82 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boston's South End
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177 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Stratford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stella had been recommended by a friend of one of three in our group. It turned out to be a great recommendation. We didn't have a reservation on a Sunday early evening but they were able to seat us indoors. The interior is attractive, clean lines, and not bad noise mitigation. From start to finish, we had excellent, attentive service... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Service was impeccable, food was delicious - highly recommend the pizza with figs and mushrooms. The variety of cocktails and their deliciousness was perfect. I was glad we were not sat inside because it got a bit too noisy there later on. The patio seating was perfect for a nice summer evening - even got treated to a parade while... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

hadnt been to stella for a number of years....so glad to see it was still in business when i returned to boston. still looks the same....still attracting a mostly mixed somewhat trendy bar scene. the hostess could have been a bit friendlier, but the evening was saved with our wonderful, friendly and attentive waiter. this visit we had our young... More

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Indian Hills, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The arugula salad was done perfectly and the homemade gnocchi absolutely delicious! The food and service was of the highest quality. Don't miss this South End gem!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The crowd is young and trendy. The noise level can get high at times. We had appetizers with the Beet salad being excellent. The entrees were average to excellent. A very nice wine cellar. The service was very professional and helpful

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I tried this popular-with-the-in-crowd place with a friend for brunch. It lived up to it's reputation. Minimalist white contemporary surroundings make for a cheery place in the south end. As it can be very busy, we made reservations and were seated promptly. The staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was delicious (I had the eggs benedict, my friend... More

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went to Stella on our fist night in Boston. Glad we had a reservation because the restaurant was packed. We read reviews in advance that it was a little loud, and it was. However, the food and service was great. Would definitely recommend to others!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stella is a nice combination of upbeat current day atmosphere with a creative menu. I had a solo dinner and focused on pasta an a veg. Excellent linguini with asparagus cream sauce with a poached egg, very creative. A side of broccoli rabe perfectly prepared was more than enough. Modestly priced wines coupled with very attentive service made for a... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Everyone's dinner was delicious. We had a party of 6 and the Steak with truffle oil was the favorite with my short rib pasta dish followed. We had the beets and goat cheese for an appetizer which was excellent. Honestly, we LOVED everything there. The service was terrific and the menu selection was great. We will definitely make this stop... More

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Okemos, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Had an excellent meal here. The wait staff was very accommodating even with a baby and her stroller. The food was delicious. The table split the mussels and had some salads to start. Every one of our entrees (Quattro fungi pizza, braised short rib pizza, sirloin, salmon, swordfish) were excellent and hardly a bite was left on any of our... More

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